Job Description

Job Title
Contract Security Officer (Armed) Pentagon Force Protection Agency, VA
Contract Name
Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA)
Contract Location
Arlington, VA
Job Type
High School or equivalent
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Security Officer
Job Description

Reports to:  Lieutenant or Captain

The ability to effectively interact with the general public, DoD personnel and all ranks of military, civilians and visitors. This position is under the direct supervision of the site Captain for assigned shift of the security department and is responsible for the protection, safeguarding and security of assets, personnel, customers and all visitors.  

Essential functions

Be able to read and understand the English language to effectively carry out applied printed rules, detailed orders, instructions, and training materials. Have a command of both the written and spoken English language to properly and clearly communicate in person or via electronic devices (telephone and radio) with co-workers and the general public.The ability to maintain a professional, tactful and courteous demeanor under stressful situations security personnel routinely encounter. Be able to compose in the English language precise short paragraphs, written reports, and other reports as necessary.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:


  1. Performs security patrols.

  2. Enforces access control procedures.

  3. Protects property from theft, embezzlement, sabotage, fire and accidents.

  4. Investigates and writes reports on accidents, incidents, suspicious activities, safety and fire hazards and other security related situations.

  5. Provides any needed assistance to customers, employees and visitors following the department's procedures.

  6. May perform other related duties as assigned by a security Lieutenant and/or security Project Manager.


  1. Teamwork Orientation

  2. Stress Management/Composure

  3. Ethical Conduct

  4. Communication Proficiency

  5. Customer/Client Focus

  6. Organizational skills

Supervisory responsibilities

This position has No supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional Federal government oriented environment. The environment is such where customer service skills and professionalism are of the utmost importance. Environment and duty related policies and procedures are subject to change based upon company and client requirements.  This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, listen and physically touch at times.

  2. Frequently is required to stand and/or sit for extended durations of time without reasonable assistance or accommodation (not to exceed 12 hours).

  3. Perform patrols as directed in conditions weather inside or out that may be considered hazardous, austere or in extreme weather and climate conditions.

  4. Must be able to articulate events, clearly and concisely in written form.

  5. Must have no less than 20/20 vision when corrected.


Position Type/Expected Hours of Work


  1. This is a Full-Time position with variable and rotating or fixed shifts of anywhere between 8 and 12 hours.

  2. The position will require availability on nights, weekends and holidays.

  3. Applicant must be aware and understand that they may be subject to alternative scheduling as applicable as job duties demand.



No travel is expected for this position.

Preferred Education and Experience

  1. ?Valid State Issued Driver’s license
  2. Security and/or law enforcement experience

  3. Current First Aid/CPR/ AED Certification through the American Red Cross

  4. Current Monadnock Baton Certification

  5. Contractor’s Certification of Basic Training

  6. Contract’s Certification of Initial Weapons Training

  7. Weapons Detection Training Program X-RAY Initial Training


Job Requirements

To be eligible to perform under this contract, each contract employee must meet the following education, experience, health, and security requirements: 

  1. Must be eligible for and, subsequently be issued  (application DD Form 2249) for a  Department of Defense (DoD) Contractor Common Access Card (CAC)  prior to working any Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA) contracts.  Contract Security Officers (CSO) will wear the DoD government issued identification, plainly displayed on the right epaulet of the duty uniform shirt or jacket (outer most piece of clothing).
  2. Must be a US. Citizen
  3.  Education/Experience - Must be a high school/GED graduate, and have at least three (3) years of Security experience demonstrating:

  4.  If the experience criteria in para " 1"  cannot be met, one of the following experience requirements will suffice: 

  5. An Associate’s Degree, or at least 60 semester hours of college coursework in any field of study; or

  6. Three years of military service (active duty or reserve) experience; or 

  7.  Successful completion of Police Officer’s Standard Training (POST) course. 

Preferred Education and Experience

  1. Valid State Issued Driver’s license

  2. Security and/or law enforcement experience

  3. Current Monadnock Baton Certification

  4. Contractor’s Certification of Basic Training

  5. Contract’s Certification of Initial Weapons Training

  6. Weapons Detection Training Program X-RAY Initial Training

  7. Current First Aid/CPR/ AED Certification through the American Red Cross

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  1. The applicant must be able to successfully complete a Physical Assessment Test (PAT).

  2. The applicant is required to submit to pre-employment medical exam and drug screening.

  3. The applicant must be able to pass an NLIC / State / Local Background check and Credit check (as applicable).

Work Authorization/Security Clearance 
Possess a clearance level of Secret or higher issued by the United States Department of Defense.

AAP/EEO Statement 

Diversified Protection Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

Locations and Schedules

Full and Part-time positions available on all shifts at nine Northern Virginia locations.

Application Instructions

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